Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Macquarie University


October 10, 2022



Seeking a Full time or Part-time postdoctoral research fellow with experience in implementation science and/or qualitative research skills.


  • Salary Package: From $97,621 to $104,622 (Level A) plus 17% superannuation and annual leave loading

  • Appointment Type: Full time or Part time, two year appointment

  • Macquarie University (North Ryde) location

  • The Centre is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with a background in implementation science and/or qualitative research skills within a health- related field such as, health services research medicine, medical humanities, or psychology.

    The successful candidate will work closely with senior researchers from the Australian Institute of Health Innovation Institute (AIHI) and the Centre for Healthcare Resilience and Implementation Science (CHRIS), building a portfolio of research relating to the development and implementation of innovative tools for melanoma and non-melanoma cancers. They will undertake literature reviews, conduct interviews, and write publications, while also presenting study outputs and liaising with leading academics in the field.

    About You

    You will be an enthusiastic researcher with an understanding of implementation science and how to apply qualitative research to health services questions. You will enjoy working both independently and as part of a team and will be able and willing to take part in team activities such as group analysis work. You will have excellent time-management skills, being able to meet tight deadlines, prioritising work accordingly and adapt workloads as necessary. Previous experience in cancer research is desirable but not necessary.

    About Us

    The Centre for Healthcare Resilience and Implementation Science ( CHRIS) is part of the Australian Institute of Health Innovation within the Faculty of Medicine and Health Science and, has a successful track record of undertaking research and evaluation projects on health sector issues since 1991. Its core interest is to investigate issues of policy, governance and leadership in the health sector. It is involved in conducting original research into clinical governance issues, providing a scholarly capability by which to evaluate health sector policies, programs and projects, and contributing to undergraduate medical, postgraduate health services management, and public health and doctoral education.

    The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences is ambitiously pushing the boundaries of progressive thinking and challenging what's possible to solve some of the big issues of our time, both nationally and on a global scale. Join leading researchers, passionate educators and internationally respected clinicians, united in a mission towards delivering the best patient care. We are a place of bold discoveries and distinctive educational programs that embolden the future leaders of healthcare.

    Macquarie is a university engaged with the real and often complex problems and opportunities that define our lives. Since our foundation 54 years ago, we have aspired to be a different type of university. Over the years, we've grown to become the centre of a vibrant local and global community. Connect with us today.

    To Apply

    To be considered for this position applications are asked to provide a cover letter addressing the selection criteria below and attach their curriculum vitae as part of the application process.

    Selection criteria:

  • A PhD or equivalent in a relevant health-related discipline (e.g. health services research, implementation science, medical sciences, sociology, medical anthropology, psychology)

  • Experience of successfully applying qualitative methods to healthcare data or similar

  • An understanding of implementation science

  • Ability to conduct literature searches

  • An ability to collect and analyse qualitative data

  • Experience with the preparation of manuscripts for publication

  • Organisation skills such as in coordinating project meetings, planning research projects and meeting deadlines

  • An ability to work with a range of stakeholders across healthcare including clinicians, patients and consumers etc.

  • Demonstrated ability to prioritise different work demands, and multi-task

  • Demonstrable research track record

  • Please note: Applications for this position are only being accepted from Australian citizens or permanent residents or people currently residing in Australia with full working rights.

    Specific Role Enquiries: Dr Louise Ellis, Centre for Healthcare Resilience and Implementation Science, Australian Institute of Health Innovation at

    General Enquiries :

    If you're already part of the Macquarie Group (MQ University, U@MQ, MQ Health, MGSM), you'll need to apply through your employee Workday account. To apply for this job: Login to Workday and go to the Careers App > Find Jobs.

    Applications Close:

    10/10/2022 11:59 PM

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